Wheatley Theater

2803 Southland Street,
Dallas, TX 75215

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dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on October 6, 2013 at 1:36 pm

The Wheatley Theater was located in the Wheatley Shopping Center and opened for business on February 8, 1950. E.J. Jobe was the owner and had an all African American staff. The $85,000 theater was billed as the first deluxe theater in Dallas for the African American community. The 550-seat theater sported blue and gold drapes, modern projection, five changes of bill per week with a weekly Saturday midnight ramble among its features.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 8, 2009 at 11:38 am

The Wheatley Theater is listed in 1955 with 550 seats at the address given above. The Film Daily spells the name as “Wheatly”. Could be a typo.